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Initiatives & Committees

OUR INITIATIVES

The Board sets goals for each year at the annual meeting in the autumn, and the Executive Committee delegates these priorities to our initiative committees to implement. Our initiatives for the 2020-2021 membership year are summarised below.

OUR INITIATIVES AND COMMITTEES FOR 2020-2021

Disclosure & Transparency
Supporting better disclosure and greater transparency

Increase the effectiveness of engagement on covenant terms during the primary market offering process. Improve the quality and content of on-going reporting and increase access to information. Educate investors on the risks of incumbent covenant flexibility and restructuring issues.
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Diversity & Inclusion
Helping to build an inclusive work-place and diverse employee base

Create a platform for knowledge sharing on diversity and inclusion programmes in the financial services industry. Develop awareness about the industry at school and university levels to create a foster diversity in recruitment. Foster a comfortable and flexible work-place where everyone can be heard.
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Engagement
Fostering engagement with regulators and other stakeholders

Liaise with advisers and regulators on issues of importance to investors in the leveraged finance market. Facilitate strong engagement among market participants in order to support a healthy leveraged finance market. Investigate ways to enhance liquidity and market functioning.
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ESG
Helping guide companies to increase ESG disclosure

Improve disclosure on ESG topics in the leveraged finance market and develop best practice guidance on ESG disclosures for sub-investment grade corporate borrowers. Publish sector-level disclosure checklists with the PRI and support small to mid-size companies in their ESG disclosure journey.
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Loan Investor
Focused on issues unique to loan investors and CLO managers

Enhance the ability of loan investors to make investment decisions by working to improve the level of information provided to investors in term sheets. Provide a forum for loan investors and CLO managers to engage on important issues, like LIBOR transition and CLO significant events reporting.
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